Skip to main content

CORVUS INVESTIGATES FIRE ALARM ON NORWEGIAN ELECTRIC TOURIST BOAT

CORVUS INVESTIGATES FIRE ALARM ON NORWEGIAN ELECTRIC TOURIST BOAT

Friday, March 12, 2021 

Battery company Corvus Energy is investigating a fire alarm which was reported on 11th March onboard a 24m sightseeing catamaran, 'Brim Explorer', at the time in the Oslofjord off Fredrikstad.

The 2019-built vessel (pictured in normal service, before the incident) has two battery rooms, with a total of 800kWh of lightweight batteries. There were no passengers onboard, and the crew of four was safely evacuated. The ferry was towed ashore near Vallø in Tønsberg. No personal injuries were been reported.

Corvus has established an emergency board to monitor the situation and a local team was present at site within 30 min to support the fire brigade, police and shipowner. Corvus says it is continuously supporting all stakeholders on the best way to handle the incident. By the next day, temperatures were reported to be down to normal, but no access onboard was permitted for safety reasons. A technical investigation team has been established to support the process of finding the cause of the incident. A statement from Corvus Energy says the company "aims for full transparency and will continue to support all stakeholders in the process going forward".

Reader Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this article. Why not be the first and leave your thoughts below.

Leave Your Comment

Please keep your comment on topic, any inappropriate comments may be removed.

Return to index